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OmniOut Of My Hands (Love's Taken Over) (short, long) ... 12-inch
Fountain, 1981. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A seminal groover from Omni – one of the group's biggest hits and a very catchy tune with a strident soul sound, and some nice bits of moog to spice things up! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a promo stamp and a bit of marker, but vinyl is great.)

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OmniOut Of My Hands (Love's Taken Over)/When You Stop To Think ... 7-inch
Fountain, 1980. Very Good ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – Vinyl has a lightly heated edge but played fine for us. Labels have a bit of marker.)

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Brian LynchOmni-American Book Club – My Journey Through Literature & Music ... CD
Hollistic Music Works, 2019. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99 20.99
Brian Lynch has really grown and grown over the years – not just as a musician, although his trumpet work is superb – but also as an arranger and greater visionary force in music, which is definitely the case in this double-length set! Lynch wrote and arranged the whole extended suite – which draws inspiration from the works of WEB DuBois, Ta Nehisi Coates, Albert Murray, Naomi Klein, Ralph Ellison, Amiri Baraka, and other writers who've shaped his understanding of out nation and culture – which is then expressed by Lynch with a great large group that features tenor and soprano from Gary Keller, alto and flute from Tom Kelley, trombone from Dante Luciani, and piano from Alex Brown – plus guest work from Regina Carter on violin, David Liebman on soprano, Jim Snidero and Donald Harrison on alto, and Orlando Maraca Valle on flute. The presence of all those great guests clearly illustrates a strong faith in Lynch's vision – and they all bring their very strong voices to songs that include "Crucible For Crisis", "pPening Up", "Africa My Land", "Woody Shaw", "Tribute To Blue", "The Trouble With Elysium", and "The Struggle Is In Your Name". CD
 
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John Coates JrJazz Piano Of John Coates Jr ... LP
Omni Sound, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Really lovely work from pianist John Coates – not the biggest name in American jazz in the 70s, but an artist who really reached a wide audience with this excellent live trio session! Coates was a player who mostly worked in eastern Pennsylvania, but was close enough to some of the bigger scenes to draw a lot of praise from critics and other musicians – all very well-earned, too – given his amazing style on this set. Coates is clearly a disciple of the Bill Evans school, but often has more of a punch and flow than Evans too – this way of opening up with a flurry of notes on the keyboard, then sliding into a groove with bassist DeWitt Kay and drummer Glen Davis. Most tunes are originals – filled with color and life – and titles include "Love Is Enough", "A Minor Waltz", "Tune No 4", and "Deep Strings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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Fat Larry's BandNice ... LP
Omni/Mirage, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A bit later than classic vintage for Fat Larry's Band – and a set that has the group moving strongly into the realm of commercial soul. The grooves here are more subdued than before – shifted away in favor of catchier hooks and rhythms that mostly hit a midtempo mode. The funk aspect of the music is mostly relegated to drum programs, polished guitar lines, and bass parts that are somewhere there in the mix underneath the beats – and titles include "Love Ship", "Chill Out", "Let's Get Serious", "Drop Dead", "Teach Me", "You Bring Out The Dog In Me", "Asking For Trouble", and "Sunrise Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and cutout notch.)

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Bill GoodwinSolar Energy ... LP
Omni Sound, 1981. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Marijohn WilkinBallads Of Blue & Gray (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Omni (Australia), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A very unusual record from a time when America was starting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Civil War – a moment that yielded a surprisingly large number of war-themed recordings, although done with a vibe that was pure 60s overall! Marijohn Wilkin is a folk singer by trade, but one who also sang a fair bit of country too – and here, she brings together both of those elements in a session directed by guitarist Hank Garland, with backup vocals from Nashville stalwarts the Jordanaires! The tunes are mostly older numbers, but given a tight punch that's almost early pop folk – with Marijohn's voice upfront in the mix, recorded with a nice degree of echo that would work well with pop records too. Titles include "Johnny Is My Darling", "The Southern Soldier Boy", "Oh Freedom", "Aura Lee", "Two Brothers", and "Weeping Sad & Lonely". Even better, though, are the bonus tracks here – which are numbers that are more country overall, and have great production that really knows what to do with Wilkin as a singer – titles that include "Wayfaring Blues", "Cold Cold Heart", "What Can I Do To Please You", "Babara Allen", "Sparks", "Higher Than High", "Whip Poor Whill", "If You're Sure", and "Carmel By The Sea". CD

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VariousCold War Countdown – Country Music Goes To War 1952 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A fantastic collection of offbeat country music songs from the postwar years – tunes that begin during the Korean War, end during Vietnam, and embrace a lot of Cold War anxiety in between! As with other titles from this great label – like the Hillbillies In Hell series – there's a great theme at the core, with so many different varieties of songs that we're amazed at how much the compilers were able to dig up! You'll probably recognize a few of these, but most of the tunes are from a pretty deep dig – and even longtime country freaks like ourselves are hearing most of these for the first time. Titles include "Freedom Monkey" by Doc Williams, "Bearded Bandit Of Cuba" by Art & Glenda Davis, "Fallout" by Red Castle, "Ballad Of Two Brothers" by Autry Inman, "Little Boy Soldier" by Wanda Jackson, "Crazy Vietnam War" by Stringbean, "Congratulations" by Arlene Harden, "The Patriot" by Marie Roberson, "The Craziest War Of The Universe" by Jefferson County Bluegrass Boys, and "I'm No Communist" by Grandpa Jones. CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 – The Resurrection ... CD
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – as the hillbillies rise from hell, and take their message into the musical mainstream! Previous volumes have dealt with themes of sin and redemption in country music – and this time around, the scope seems pushed even farther – partly because the music extends into the 70s, but also because the stylistic blend is even more amazing – as bigger-name singers mix with obscure artists, and major productions mingle with rare tracks from the indie world. The album's overflowing with great work – along with the great notes of other volumes too – and titles include "The World Is A Monster" by Doug Tubb, "Six Pallbearers" by Bob Gallion, "Devil Train" by Johnny Doe, "God Please Protect America" by Seymore Weed, "Hellbound Train" by The Lumberjack with The Northwood Singers, "Room 333" by Ben Wasson & The Hardtimes, "Mammoth Cave Secret" by Charlie Stewart, "Daddy's Sick Again" by Arkey Blue, "Wrestlin With Satan" by Zero Jones, "Satan Must Get Along Without Me" by The Knight Brothers, "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" by GM Farley & The Foggy River Boys, and "Hillbilly Hades" by Texas Bill Strength. CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – Revelations – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... About May 5, 2020
... CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – The Rapture – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Great work from a series that never gets old – and which, if anything, seems to keep digging deeper and deeper with each new volume! If you know that, as the Louvin Brothers tell us, Satan Is Real – then you'll find plenty to spook your soul here – and we don't just mean the creepy cover! As with previous volumes, the tracks are a superbly-selected batch of songs from the farther reaches of country music – dealing with themes of temptation and salvation, awash with all the evils of mankind that weren't washed away in the pulpit! Titles include "Satan's Wife" by Jesse Floyd, "Turn Your Radio On" by The Statemen Quartet, "It's Nothing To Me" by Loy Clingman, "The Devil" by Ronnie Wolfe, "Satan's Suitcase" by Robert Zehm, "Devil Get Away From Me": by Roy & Georgia & The So & Sos, "Nightmare" by Jack Turner, Ghost Of A Honky Tonk Slave" by Cowbowy Howard Vokes, "On The Cross" by Margie Singleton, "Ghost Town" by Billy Massey, "Singing Shouting Praying" by Bill & Opal Carter with The Country Gents, "Fourth Man" by Reverend Tully McCoy, and "Please Devil" by Bobby Griggs. CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell Vol 3 – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 – The Final Chapter ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Heavenly voices, turning towards hell – in a host of rare country music tracks that deal with the devil and the world down under! The set's the third volume in this wonderful series, and may well be the deepest-digging so far – and stands as a demonstration that, if you're going to have the spirit of redemption in your music, you've also got to make room for damnation as well! Some of the artists here might be familiar, but there's also a fair bit of very rare tracks too (and you can trust us on that – as we're hillbilly hounds ourselves!) As before, there's some great track by track notes that illuminate the music – alongside titles that include "Satan's Child" by Anita Carter, "Six Rounds Of Love & Hate" by Autry Inman, "Devil's Slate" by Johnny Tyler, "Ten O'Clock Train" by Harold Lee, "I'm Going Down For The Third Time" by Eddie Snell & His Midwestern Aces, "Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" by Ralph Hart, "Suicide Blues" by Stringbean, "Bang Bang You're Dead" by Steve Bledsoe, "Graveyard Dance" by Ray Sanders, and "The Neon & The Rain" by Freddie Hart. CD

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✨✧ Brother TheodoreFate Conspires With Destiny To Do Me Dirt – 1959 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Completely bizarre work from Brother Theodore – a strange postwar cultural figure who'd arrived in the US from a rescue of the holocaust hellhole of Dachau, then reinvented himself as an offbeat actor and monologist! Theodore's got a very strange voice, one that's partly inflected by his accent, but which mostly comes from the pointed way he presents his word – often with rolling consonants, and this sense of acting, even when speaking – which is what he mostly does on the record, save for some added musical effects and very slight production twists. Theodore briefly worked with Orson Welles, and there's almost a Welles-like sense of creativity and pomposity on these recordings – which were just part of the Brother's calling card, as he spent years doing his act in New York clubs, and also spent some time on the west coast too – a surprisingly strong underground figure. This release brings together the 1959 Coral Records album Theodore In Stereo, plus two tracks recorded for the PIP label in 1972, and one unreleased track – with titles that include "The Willow Landscape", "Quadrupedism", "The Curse Of The Toad", "Lisolatta Bindfel", and "I'm Just Plain Folks". CD

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament – 1952 to 1974 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hell of a cool little set – one that begins with obscure country songs about drug use, then moves onto a whole host of songs with themes of suicide, insanity, damnation, and redemption! The music is every bit as great as you'd guess from the title and cover – and the folks at Omni, who already do an amazing job with obscure country reissues, really knock it out of the park with this one – by pulling together two decades' worth of unusual tracks from the indie underground – all supported by great notes as well. The package is a heady journey through the underbelly of country – sounds you'd never hear on the charts – and titles include "Suicide" by Louie Innis, "Satan's Chauffeur" by Jimmy Minor, "Marijuana The Devil Flower" by Johnny Price, "LSD" by Wendell Austin, "The Needle" by Harry Snyder, "California Hippie Murders" by Red River Dave, "Demon Of Jealousy" by Jesse Bruce, "The Devil Was Laughing At Me" by Jimmy Newman, "Psycho" by Eddie Noack, "Hell Train" by Billy Strange, "Race With The Devil" by Johnny David, and "Fourteen Stories Down" by Don Bailey. This deluxe reissue includes 2 bonus tracks – "Hades Highway" by Len Barrow and "Hellbound Train" by Billy Flood. CD
(Deluxe edition with 2 bonus tracks plus 24 page booklet!)

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell – Tribulations – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tortured souls and troubled hearts – served up here in a dark set of narratives from the classic years of country music! As with previous volumes in this excellent series, the package goes way beyond the big hits, to turn up lots of great songs from the shadowy corners of country – songs about bad deeds and poor choices – handled by a variety of different singers who really keep things interesting! There's way more love of the music here than the sense of kitsch you might expect from the cover – and although you might first find the songs appealing from a gimmicky perspective, we can bet that you'll be getting the message before long. Titles include "Dead Man's Cave" by Bobby Griggs, "Marbone Swamp" by Bill Browning & The Dark Hollow Boys, "Endless Sleep" by Hank Williams Jr, "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" by Bobby Grove, "Dark Day In Dallas" by Tex Ritter, "Bury Me Face Down" by Cowboy Copas, "No Hiding Place" by Sunshine Boys Quartet, "Satan's Jeweled Crown" by The Louvin Brothers, and "East Dallas Dagger" by Durwood Daily. (Note: most of the contents are the same as the LP 777 in the series – but the CD has 32 titles in all!) CD
 
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Alfonzo SurrettComin Out ... LP
MCA, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
A great bit of boogie from the Chicago scene of the early 80s – a set recorded with a nice jazzy bounce overall, and a strong ear for a catchy hook and tight groove – very much in the mode of Omni or Zoom from the same period! Alfonzo's got a warm vocal style that soars up to falsetto one minute, but dips down deep the next – a perfectly fluid approach that works well with the dynamic grooves of the record. And throughout, the whole thing stays nice and cool – nice and classy – never too over the top or schlocky, and in a really timeless way that's held up great for years! Titles include "Gimmie", "Forever", "Only A Winner", "Gimmie Your Love", "Make It Feel Good", "Gotta Be Love", and "Our Love Is For Keeps". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Hartmut Geerken & Chris TrentSun Ra Omniverse (hardcover) ... Book
Art Yard (Germany), 1994/2015. New Copy ... $71.99 72.00
An incredible book on Sun Ra & The Arkestra – one that's got all the beauty and heft of one of his rare albums on the Saturn Records label! This is the second edition of Omniverse (the first went out of print almost 20 years ago, and now goes for fabulous sums) – and it's even bigger than the first, with a stunning amount of words, notes, photos, artwork, and images of vintage records – all pulled together to represent the "omniverse" promised in the title! The book begins with a long history on Ra and his music, along with all the complicated business practices that accompanied it – then goes on to include pages and pages of wonderful photos, by Val Wilmer and author Hartmut Geerken – alongside other writings on Ra's music by Chris Cutler, Salah Ragab, Robert Campbell, Amiri Baraka, and others – before then diving into a huge discography on Ra-related recordings – with images on pre-Saturn singles and 78s, releases on Saturn and other labels, and lots more session information too – then ending with a huge amount of images of vintage record covers and other Ra releases, plus rare handbills as well. The whole thing is as big as the biggest coffee table books you'll find – but a lot more interesting overall – and the presentation is top-shelf all the way through! Expensive, but totally worth it even if you've only got a minor interest in Sun Ra – over 300 pages, full color, and lavishly printed. Book

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Sun Ra & His Omniverse ArkestraDestination Unknown ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... About April 22, 2020
One of Ra's last recordings – and a great one – caught live at a festival in Germany, with a group that includes Marshall Allen, Ahmed Abdullah, Jothan Callins, Tyrone Hill, Stanley Morgan, and Michael Ray. The set has that Ellingtonish flourish that crept into much of Ra's work after the mid 80s – handled with an edge that still keeps the sound all his own, but which shows an increasing preoccupation for straighter jazz expression, and well crafted large group arrangements – peppered with a few numbers that are more in the older space-spirit of the group. Ray sings vocals on a few numbers with Abdullah and Allen, and titles include "Satellites Are Scanning", "Calling Planet Earth", "Theme Of The Stargazers", "We Travel The Spaceways", and "Carefree". CD
Also available Destination Unknown ... CD 8.99

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Sun Ra & His Omniverse ArkestraDestination Unknown ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1992. Used ... $8.99
One of Ra's last recordings – and a great one – caught live at a festival in Germany, with a group that includes Marshall Allen, Ahmed Abdullah, Jothan Callins, Tyrone Hill, Stanley Morgan, and Michael Ray. The set has that Ellingtonish flourish that crept into much of Ra's work after the mid 80s – handled with an edge that still keeps the sound all his own, but which shows an increasing preoccupation for straighter jazz expression, and well crafted large group arrangements – peppered with a few numbers that are more in the older space-spirit of the group. Ray sings vocals on a few numbers with Abdullah and Allen, and titles include "Satellites Are Scanning", "Calling Planet Earth", "Theme Of The Stargazers", "We Travel The Spaceways", and "Carefree". CD

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Bluke (Luke Vibert & BlueRum13)Sense The Urgency ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
An unusual set of work from the ever-changing Luke Vibert – a collaboration with MC BlueRum13 – whose lyrics provide a great mix with Luke's beats and instrumentation on the album! All those crisp, creative elements that we love from older Vibert records are still very much in the mix – but the focus here is also different, and very fresh – and an equally great way to present the lyrics of BlueRum13 too. The set features a few guest appearances – from DJ SPS, Recyte, Ray Colom, Oz, and FACTS – and the set is divided up into sections devoted to four of the five senses – See, Touch, Hear, and Taste. Tracks include "Golden", "Wait A Minute", "Something Fresh", "Turninitup", "Slide By", "Mother Cuffint Chains", "Matter", "Yesh", "Let's Go", "Machine Gums", "Omnipotent", "Happy Daze", "Flying Mortalmovas", and "Gimme A Sign". CD

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Terri Lyne CarringtonMosaic Project ... CD
Concord, 2011. Used ... $4.99
The female all star Mosiac Project led by drummer, percussionist and vocalist Terri Lyne Carrington – with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Esperanza Spaulding, Nona Hendrix, Sheila E, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen and many more! This project is a celebration of the best female instrumentalists and voices in the jazz world and beyond – spanning genres and generations. Includes instrumental and vocal tracks, with some abstract improvisation and more soul jazzy vocal numbers. Includes "Transformation", "I Got Lost In His Arms" "Michelle", "Echo", "Simply Beautiful", "Soul Talk", "Insomniac", "Mosaic Triad", "Sisters on The Rise (A Transformation)" and more. CD
(Please note the tray card is missing both spines.)

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Alex ChiltonMan Called Destruction (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ardent/Omnivore, 1995. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Dennis CoffeyLive At Bakers ... CD
Omnivore, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A Detroit guitar legend – captured in the most famous contemporary club in his hometown! The set's got Dennis Coffey still sounding great at the head of a small combo – playing in a mode that's a lot more jazz than his 70s funk classics, but still really great – with a more complex, chromatic sound than in the old days – given support from keyboards, bass, and drums! The keys are great – often warm, with a Fender Rhodes-like vibe – and Coffey's guitar matches them nicely, but with a slightly sharper edge – on titles that include Long takes on "Little Sunflower", "The Sermon", "Chicago Song", "All Blues", "Way Back Home", "Dink's Blues", and a remake of Coffey's classic "Scorpio". CD

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Rudi EschElectri City – The Dusseldorf School Of Electronic Music ... Book
Omnibus (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 26.99
A beautifully-done book on the scene in one of Germany's hippest cities in the 70s – the Dusseldorf world of electronic music – home to Kraftwerk, Neu, DAF, and many others! The book was put together by Ridu Esch, bass player in Die Krupps – themselves a pretty cool group – and it's got an unusual format that folds together material from over 50 different interviews, so that the different voices are almost coming forth in conversation – as Esch presents a year-by-year portrait of the changes and growth in Dusseldorf, starting in 1970, and running all the way up to 1986. The book features lots of side-steps along the way – including a look ag interactions with American and British musicians, and the way that German electronics of the 70s influenced British pop in the decade to come – all with lots of images and a very playful presentation of text. The whole thing is 413 pages, softcover, and filled with black and white images. Book

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KarlmarxKarlmarx Project ... LP
Melting Pot (Germany), 2011. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Bubbling funky beats and cosmically soaring soundscapes from Karlmarx – New Zealand duo of Isaac Aesili and Mark McNeill – boundless, headnodding grooves! The duo bring together spacey hip hop beats, unpredictable swirls of keyboards, soul Euro electro and more into consistent groove, but it's still nicely tripped out. More good stuff for beatheads on Melting Pot! Includes "Kiss A Girl", "Leaning Shadows", "Mists", "Anti Gravity", "Osc", "Ares", "Futuro", "Higgs", "Insomnia", "The Conversation", "Guilt", "Transform", "Wakatipu" and more. 14 tracks on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ernie KovacsErnie Kovacs Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Omnivore, Early 60s/1976. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
An audio document of the genius of the Ernie Kovacs TV show of the early 60s – served up with almost as much dynamic energy as the show itself! Given the lack of visuals, the focus here is mostly on dialogue-heavy routines – so there's less of the wordless musical numbers that are often pointed to in examples of the show. But that approach makes the record a great one from a comedic perspective – and really gets at the sly, subtle sense of humor that would have made Kovacs a key talent in films and broadcasting for years to come – had his life not ended at a tragically young age. Includes some great Percy Dovetonsils segments, plus "Albert Gridley", "World's Strongest Man", "Tom Swift", "J Walter Puppybreath", "Strangely Believe It", "Pierre Ragout", and "Question Man". CD also features bonus material – "Hot Nudniks", "The Inch Worm", "It's Been Real", "Your Own Crime Syndicate", "Choco-Spin Factory", and "Little Kapusta Cyclotron Kit". CD
Also available Ernie Kovacs Album ... LP 6.99

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Azar LawrenceBridge Into The New Age (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A wicked set from reedman Azar Lawrence – one of the few albums issued under his own name, and a great example of the waves he was making on the 70s west coast scene! There's a depth here that goes beyond most of the other Fantasy Records sessions of the time – a sound that would be right at home on Strata East, or in some of the more righteous Cobblestone sessions – no surprise, given that the ensemble here is filled with key spiritual jazz players, including Woody Shaw on trumpet, Hadley Caliman on flute, Joe Bonner on piano, Billy Hart on drums, Mtume on congas, and even Jean Carn on a bit of guest vocals! Most tracks are longish, and a perfect setting for Azar's exploratory reed work on soprano sax and tenor – and titles include "Warriors Of Peace", "Forces Of Nature", and "The Beautiful & Omnipresent Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marc MacInvisible Soldiers ... LP
Omniverse (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
One of those great little mixtape projects from the mighty Marc Mac – a set that mixes together his own beats and keyboards with a range of spoken passages taken from a history of Civil Rights and political activism! The set's not the first time that Marc's done this sort of thing, but we're still amazed at the way he manages to bring together snippets of the past and give them new relevance with his own music – maybe in part because some of these issues are maybe more important today than ever! Titles include "Dying For The Cause", "Black Buffalo", "Justifiable Reasons", "This New World", "Tuskegee Symphony", "Shells Like Rain", and "A Grateful Nation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry NilssonLosst & Founnd ... CD
Omnivore, Early 90s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A collection of unreleased later work from the great Harry Nilsson – tracks that push the genius of his RCA material ever forward into the 90s, but without ever losing any of his charm or spirit! Van Dyke Parks helped out on some of these tracks, and the material definitely has that cut-above quality that always marked Nilsson as one of the standouts of his generation – and, if anything, the passage of time has brought even more feeling into his vocals, which come across with a surprisingly honest, earnest quality on most of the songs – even when the lyrics have the sharpness of his wit. Titles include "Yo Dodger Blue", "What Does A Woman See In A Man", "Lost & Found", "UCLA", "Woman Oh Woman", "Lullaby", "Listen The Snow Is Falling", and "Animal Farm". CD
Also available Losst & Founnd (white vinyl pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Harry NilssonLosst & Founnd (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Omnivore, Early 90s. New Copy ... $21.99
A collection of unreleased later work from the great Harry Nilsson – tracks that push the genius of his RCA material ever forward into the 90s, but without ever losing any of his charm or spirit! Van Dyke Parks helped out on some of these tracks, and the material definitely has that cut-above quality that always marked Nilsson as one of the standouts of his generation – and, if anything, the passage of time has brought even more feeling into his vocals, which come across with a surprisingly honest, earnest quality on most of the songs – even when the lyrics have the sharpness of his wit. Titles include "Yo Dodger Blue", "What Does A Woman See In A Man", "Lost & Found", "UCLA", "Woman Oh Woman", "Lullaby", "Listen The Snow Is Falling", and "Animal Farm". LP, Vinyl record album
(White vinyl pressing.)
Also available Losst & Founnd ... CD 15.99

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Nu Era (Marc Mac)Evolve ... CD
Omniverse (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
Evolve is a great title for this full length set – as Marc Mac is one of the few talents from the 4Hero generation who's really evolved over the years, and who's continued to give us some really incredible music – a jazz-based take on the realm of beats and keyboards, with a cosmic-driven sort of energy that sends the grooves soaring out into time and space! The music is spare and simple, but so much more soulful than so many of his contemporaries – a masterpiece of doing a lot with a little, and creating surprising depth from very familiar elements. The tunes are all instrumental, but have a deeper spiritual meaning – and titles include "The Mind Of Jacob", "Around The Sun", "Closer To Mars", "Flying Colors", "Theme From Joe Smoke", and "Metal Butterfly". CD
Also available Evolve ... LP 24.99

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Nu Era (Marc Mac)Evolve ... LP
Omniverse (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
Evolve is a great title for this full length set – as Marc Mac is one of the few talents from the 4Hero generation who's really evolved over the years, and who's continued to give us some really incredible music – a jazz-based take on the realm of beats and keyboards, with a cosmic-driven sort of energy that sends the grooves soaring out into time and space! The music is spare and simple, but so much more soulful than so many of his contemporaries – a masterpiece of doing a lot with a little, and creating surprising depth from very familiar elements. The tunes are all instrumental, but have a deeper spiritual meaning – and titles include "The Mind Of Jacob", "Around The Sun", "Closer To Mars", "Flying Colors", "Theme From Joe Smoke", and "Metal Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Evolve ... CD 11.99

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OnstageAlibi (vocal, inst)/Come On Thru (radio, extended) ... 12-inch
Omnibus, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $39.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Buck OwensComplete Capitol Singles 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 26.98
The final chapter of Buck Owens' singles run at Capitol Records – and a set that's maybe the most interesting of the bunch! After bursting out as an instant success back in the 60s, Buck was struggling a bit on the charts during the following decade – despite, or maybe because of, some huge success on the TV screen. Yet that shift also prompted Owens to really open up his bag, recording some material that was a great change from the straight, tight songs that graced so many of his earlier Capitol singles – a move that includes a fair bit of bluer-tinged material that not only show a whole new side of Buck's personality, but also reflect some of the issues he was struggling with at the time. These are also mixed with a few surprisingly strong novelty singles, and other material that continues to open the bag in a really great way. The 2CD set features 42 tracks in all – including some great lost singles that aren't nearly as well-known as other material – with titles that include "On The Cover Of The Music City News", "Arms Full Of Empty", "The Good Old Days", "Made In Japan", "Full Time Daddy", "You Ain't Gonna Have Ol Buck To Kick Around No More", "Get Out Of Town Before Sundown", "Weekend Daddy", "41st Street Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Great Expectations", "Stony Mountain West Virginia", "Ain't It Amazing Grace", and "I Love You So Much It Hurts". CD

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Art PepperPromise Kept – The Complete Artist House Recordings (So In Love/Artworks/New York Album/Stardust/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Artists House/Omnivore, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $49.99 55.98
Five tremendous albums from saxophone genius Art Pepper – presented here with a lot of bonus tracks too! First up is So In Love – beautiful late work from Art Pepper – one of his albums recorded for the well-done Artist House label, and a set that's maybe got a different vibe than some of his Galaxy recordings of the time! There's a rock-solid sense of soul to the record – one that comes from the work of two different rhythm trios – one that features George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – a rhythm trio who keep things swinging, but never in a way that's too straight – pushing Art a bit around the edges, but letting him come right down the middle with some fantastic solos on alto – the other with Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums. Tunes are a bit shorter than on some other albums of the period, but in a great way that really lets you focus in on Pepper's amazing sound –and titles include "Diane", "Stardust", "Blues For Blanche", and "Straight No Chaser". Artworks is a nicely focused set from the great Art Pepper – a record that features a number of familiar bop and jazz themes, but set to a more open, relaxed, and very soulful style that wonderfully reflects all the greatness of Pepper in his final years! The group on the record is nicely understated, but still very hip – George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and Art gets plenty of space to step out front and really blow these amazing solos, including one number that features just bass and drums, while Pepper blows a bit of clarinet – which we always love. All other titles feature alto sax – and titles include "Donna Lee", "Anthropology", "You Go To My Head", "Body & Soul", and "Desafinado". Next is a New York Album, but one that was oddly recorded in Burbank – and which has Art Pepper sounding very much at the top of his game! The format here is a bit like the other Artist House Pepper sessions, and those he did for the Japanese Atlas label – tight, focused, often tunes that are older jazz or bop standards – but swing with a great rhythm section, and topped with completely sublime alto solos from the leader! The quartet features Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums – but one number is a duo between Carter and Pepper, and another features just piano and alto. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Lover Man", "Duo Blues", "My Friend John", and "Straight No Chaser". Stardust is a great little record from Art Pepper – four long tracks that really have him stretching out on alto – but in a way that's maybe a bit different than some of his more burning albums on the Galaxy label at the time! The group here follows from some of the previous Artist House recordings – George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – a rhythm combo that's mighty nice – and which benefits from some great straight basswork from Haden, and Higgins' always compelling sense of rhythm! Titles include "My Friend John", "Stardust", and "Tin Tin Deo" – plus a reading of "In A Mellotone" that has Art on clarinet. CD5 features a full disc of Sessions material, titled as such – alternates, and unusual versions from the recording dates – and all other of the four CDs feature bonus material as well – different takes and alternates! CD

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Uncle Walt's BandUncle Walt's Band (with download) ... LP
Lespedeza/Omnivore, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
The beautiful debut of Uncle Walt's Band – a 70s group who never moved past underground status, but who had an undeniable impact at the time – so much so that this self-produced record was issued in a number of different formats over the years! The group's maybe best known for their ties to the Austin 70s scene, but this set's recorded back home in North Carolina – and has a sound that's really unique, and really out of time – not country, not folk, and not really even singer/songwriter material – despite the fact that the trio brings some great songs of their own to the mix. Instrumentation is a spare mix of guitar, fiddle, bass, and mandolin – often with vocals harmonized in ways that lie between early country and later jazz phrasing – the latter of which is underscored by the guitar work, which often has a touch of gypsy swing. The closest we can compare these guys might be to Dan Hicks on his first few records – but the sound is more stripped down, personal, and meaningful overall. Titles include "Four Til Late", "Little Sadie", "Ruby", "Dish Wiped Clean", "Seat Of Logic", "In The Night", and "Don't You Think I Feel It Too". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a download with 11 bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 4 – 1967 to 1980 – Changes ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Baltimore's legendary Ru-Jac Records label at the end of the 60s – coming to terms with some of the bigger changes in soul music, which means that they're adding a bit more funk to the mix! As with all the previous volumes in this excellent series, the scope of sounds and knowledge here is amazing – really detailed notes that not only get at the difficulties and complexities of running a small indie soul label, but which also show the shifting side of the audience for the records, and the way that both the singers and label changed to keep up! Don't let any of the "changes" put you off, though – as the music here is excellent – filled with the deep soul vocals and strong sense of fire you heard on the previous volumes, and featuring some unreleased titles too. Almost all the work here was recorded between 1967 and 1972 – there's only one final single from 1980 – and titles include "She's So Pretty (backing track)" by The Upsetters, "Sugar" by Fred Martin & Revue, "Changes (part 1)" by Saturday, "It's No Sin" by Gene & Eddie, "Every Day" by Sir Joe, "Think Of Me As Your Soldier" by Jimmy Dotson, "I Loved You Once" by Willie Mason, "Days May Come Days May Go" by Utopian Concept, "When I'm Alone" by Fred Martin & Revue, "Keep Off The Grass" by Dynamic Corvettes, "Nothing" by Winfield Parker, "Let Me Go Easy (alt version)" by Gene & Eddie, "Go On Back" by Willie Mason, "It's A Trap" by Dynamic Corvettes, "Contagious" by Fred Martin Revue, "I'll Be Your Lover" by Jimmy Dotson, "Days May Come Days May Go" by Francine Long, and "Tighten Up" by an Unknown Artist. CD

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✨✧ Bobby HatfieldStay With Me – The Richard Perry Sessions ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A never-issued album from Bobby Hatfield – best known as one half of The Righteous Brothers, but also a great solo act on his own! The set's from a time when the Brothers had split, and Bobby was working out some different styles of his own – most famously a move to more roots-oriented work on a record for MGM, but also this great set of fuller pop produced by the young Richard Perry! There's a really great vibe to these tunes – lofty arrangements on one hand, the sort that set those magnificent Hatfield vocals in action – blended with a few more homey touches, which includes nice work from Al Kooper on piano, and saxes from Bobby Keys. The quality's like a great maturation of the later Righteous Brothers sound – with a solo singer, of course – and titles include "Stay With Me", "Oo Wee Baby I Love You", What Is Life", "In The Still Of The Night", "Baby Don't You Do It", and "Sour Milk Sea". Also includes two tracks that were issued as a single at the time. CD

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✨✧ Kris NeedsSuicide – Dream Baby Dream – A New York Story (hardcover) ... Book
Omnibus, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastically detailed story of the life and music of Suicide – a duo who gave the world just a small amount of music, but changed it forever with their work! Both Martin Rev and Alan Vega worked heavily with the author on the volume – which paints a very rich picture of the world from which they sprang, and the many years in the New York underground that led to the striking sounds of the first classic Suicide album. There's a huge amount of things in here we never knew before – Rev studied with Tony Williams and Lenny Tristano, for example – and the book is as much a story of the vibrancy of downtown New York in the 70s, as it is the story of Suicide and their music. 327 pages, hardcover, with some images. Book

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✨✧ Mister RogersIt's Such A Good Feeling – The Best Of Mister Rogers ... CD
Omnivore, Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A full set of vocal performances by the legendary Fred Rogers – mostly tracks from later years, and all done with superb accompaniment from Johnny Costa – who provides the spare, sprightly piano lines that always make the Mister Rogers lyrics sparkle so much! You'll recognize most of these tunes from the famous show – if you were lucky enough to watch it when you were a kid – and the CD is a nicely overwhelming package of the sorts of upbeat, positive tunes that Rogers always gave us on the airwaves – every bit as understated here as on the screen, in a set that also features a few unreleased tracks too. 23 tracks in all – including "Pretending", "Tomorrow", "You Can Never Go Down The Drain", "Today Is A Very Special Day", "Be Brave Be Strong", "You're Growing", "I'm Taking Care Of You", "Once Upon Each Lovely Day", "It's You I Like", and "The Clown In Me". CD

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✨✧ Mister RogersIt's Such A Good Feeling – The Best Of Mister Rogers ... LP
Omnivore, Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A full set of vocal performances by the legendary Fred Rogers – mostly tracks from later years, and all done with superb accompaniment from Johnny Costa – who provides the spare, sprightly piano lines that always make the Mister Rogers lyrics sparkle so much! You'll recognize most of these tunes from the famous show – if you were lucky enough to watch it when you were a kid – and the LP is a nicely overwhelming package of the sorts of upbeat, positive tunes that Rogers always gave us on the airwaves – every bit as understated here as on the screen, in a set that also features a few unreleased tracks too. 21 tracks in all – including "Pretending", "Tomorrow", "You Can Never Go Down The Drain", "Today Is A Very Special Day", "Be Brave Be Strong", "I'm Taking Care Of You", "Once Upon Each Lovely Day", "It's You I Like", and "Tree Tree Tree". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 3 – 1966/1967 – Finally Together ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Ru-Jac label is really on fire here – taking off with some sweet female soul singers, as you might guess from the image on the cover – in modes that mix their deep soul core with some nice jazzy touches too! Two big artists grab the first half of the collection here – Kitty Lane, who might have been right at home working for Stax Records – and Rita Doryse, a jazzier singer who recalls early Marlena Shaw material at Chess! Other artists here continue some of the male deep soul styles that have made Ru-Jac a real favorite for collectors of rare singles – and as with other volumes in this series, the package also includes a number of tracks that were never issued at the time. Titles include "When I'm Alone", "Wait Til Then", "Born To Be Loved", and "Please Let Me Love You" by Rita Doryse; "It's Love I Need", "Sweetheart", and "The Feeling Is Gone" by Kitty Lane; "I Would Cry" and "I Tell You" by Gene & Eddie, "Do The Roller" and "Working Hard" by Leon Gibson, "I Can't Stay Away" and "Who Can It Be" by The Caressors; "She's My Girl (demo)" and "My Love (demo)" by Winfield Parker, and "Sweet Little Girl" and "Finally Together" – both unreleased tracks by an unknown artist! CD

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✨✧ Zbigniew Wodecki with Jerzy MilianSny Podroznika ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool Polish singer from the 70s – but one who works in styles we'd be much more likely to associate with male vocalists from America in the previous decade! Part of the style might have to do with the backings – which are superbly handled by jazzman Jerzy Milian, who directs the PRiTV orchestra with all these unusual tonal colors and shadings – almost with the sorts of sophistication that someone like Jack Jones or Vic Damone might have been using at the end of the 60s, yet still graced with plenty of Jerzy's own cool touches too – including some of his work on vibes! Titles include "Basia Basia Basia", "Ballad O Jasiu I Malgosi", "Ctery Sciany", "A Gdyby Tak Robinsonem", "Kiedy O Mnie Zapomnisz", and "Dziekczynienie". CD
 
 
 



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